Marina District
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  • San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off: Classic, Premium or Deluxe

    1. San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off: Classic, Premium or Deluxe

    San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Loop:

    Stop 1: Pier 41 (End of Powell St), Fisherman's Wharf 

    Stop 2: Washington Square – Corner of Columbus and Union Streets

    Stop 3: Embarcadero Center – Corner of Clay and Battery Streets

    Stop 4: Ferry Building - 1 Market Street, between Stuart and Spear Streets

    Stop 5: Union Square South – Geary Street across from Macy’s Entrance 

    Stop 6: Hilton Hotel – Corner of Mason and Ellis Streets 

    Stop 7: Civic Center - Fulton Street between Larkin and Hyde

    Stop 8: Alamo Square/Painted Ladies - Corner of Fell and Pierce Streets

    Stop 9: Haight Ashbury - Corner of Haight and Shrader Streets 

    Stop 10: Golden Gate Park - Music Concourse Drive Golden Gate Park

    Stop 11: Golden Gate Bridge- North Vista Point Main Parking Area

    Stop 12: Palace of Fine Arts – Corner of Rich...

    2 things to improve: they should give you a map when you first get on so you know which stops are closest to the sites you want to see. And both headphone jacks were on the same side, so my husband's cord was stretched across me the entire time.

  • Golden Gate Bridge: 3-Hour Sausalito Cycle Tour

    2. Golden Gate Bridge: 3-Hour Sausalito Cycle Tour

    Enjoy this 3-hour guided tour that departs from Fisherman’s Wharf. You’ll be outfitted with a current model bike, front handlebar bag, lock, helmet, rear gear rack, and takeaway map, and then be ready to head out on tour! With your guide you’ll follow the San Francisco waterfront past Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, the Marina, and the Presidio, through Crissy Field and to Fort Point. You’ll cross the Golden Gate Bridge on a wide bike path, and then proceed to Vista Point and on to Old Fort Baker. The cycling tour comes to an end in Sausalito where you’ll have time to enjoy the shops, the many art galleries, and the delicious food. You can return to San Francisco right after the tour ends, with the ferry, at your own cost, or choose to bike back. Alternatively, you can keep the bike until the shop’s closing hours and enjoy additional time exploring this fascinating area on your own. Note t...

    Our guide Blake was great. The experience was amazing! Would definitely recommend.

  • San Francisco: Golden Gate Bike Tour and Alcatraz Ticket

    3. San Francisco: Golden Gate Bike Tour and Alcatraz Ticket

    Cross San Francisco Bay on a journey to the notorious Alcatraz Prison by ferry. This world-famous prison served as a federal penitentiary from 1934 to 1963 and housed infamous criminals like Al Capone and Robert Stroud, the Birdman. Take the award-winning 45-minute Cellhouse audio tour and hear the tales of those who lived in Alcatraz. This tour brings history alive through the recounting of tales from correctional officers and prisoners. Your bike tour will take place the previous day 10:00 AM. Set off from Fisherman’s Wharf and enjoy a leisurely cycle for around 3 hours. You’ll be kitted out with a current model bike, front handlebar bag, lock, helmet, rear gear rack, and takeaway map – and then you’ll be ready to head out on tour! Follow the San Francisco waterfront with your guide, past Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, the Marina, and the Presidio, through Crissy Field and to Fort Point. ...

    Highly recommend both activities!!! Our bike tour was incredible and Alcatraz was very cool.

  • GoCar 3-Hour Tour of San Francisco's Parks and Beaches

    4. GoCar 3-Hour Tour of San Francisco's Parks and Beaches

    Let a GPS-guided, talking GoCar be your guide through the beaches and city parks of San Francisco during this 3-hour tour. GoCar lets you experience the beauty of San Francisco and visit places tour buses cannot go – all at your own pace. Zip around in a cute, yellow, storytelling GoCar as it takes you on your own GPS-guided tour. The GoCar is easy and fun to drive and, since it's GPS-guided, the car knows where you are – even if you don't. With you in the driver's seat, it not only tells you where to turn, it tells stories that bring San Francisco to life. Let GoCar guide you to San Francisco's lesser-known beaches such as China Beach and Baker Beach, infamous for a deadly shark attack. Wind past the Cliff House as you descend the cliffs, opening up the dramatic expanse of Ocean Beach. Next, you can visit famous Golden Gate Park and all its attractions, including live buffalo, the Ja...

    If you want to see a lot of San Francisco take this Go Car tour you won’t regret it. Great Experience.

  • San Francisco: Alcatraz Island and Guided City Tour

    5. San Francisco: Alcatraz Island and Guided City Tour

    Following pickup, enjoy a 30-minute tour of San Francisco's waterfront where you will see notable landmarks such as Embarcadero, Levi’s Plaza, and Fisherman's Wharf. Enjoy a brief coffee break at the Ferry Building. Next, make your way to Pier 33 where you’ll board the ferry to start your Alcatraz Island tour. Listen to an audio presentation featuring recordings of inmates and guards that worked and inhabited the island. Enjoy 2-3 hours on "The Rock" where you will have time for a guided tour and some free time to explore.  Take one of the late-morning ferries to San Francisco so you can join for the afternoon portion of your day tour. Cruise along San Francisco’s waterfront and the Marina District, and then visit the Palace of Fine Arts. Explore the culturally rich neighborhoods of San Francisco. Learn about what made the Haight-Ashbury, Mission, and Castro districts what they are tod...

    The tour was good. Our driver made it fun and interesting. We were able to see quite a few places and heard some stories about the different sites. The only part that we didn't like was that we had to get our on ride back to where we were picked up. I feel that if you take the alcatraz cruise you should then be returned to your original pick up place.

  • San Francisco: 2.5-Hour Wharf & Waterfront Segway Tour

    6. San Francisco: 2.5-Hour Wharf & Waterfront Segway Tour

    Explore San Francisco’s historic waterfront from the back of a self-balancing, eco-friendly Segway on this 2.5-hour tour, including a 45-50 minute training session on how to safely operate your vehicle. Your fully narrated route features spectacular views of San Francisco Bay, including Fish Alley, Fisherman's Chapel, the World War II Liberty Ship, and Submarine Pampanito. Go behind the scenes to see where the fishing industry, fleet and seafood processing are located, and catch the scent of the Dungeness crab stands in Fisherman's Wharf. Time permitting, you can take a loop through North Beach and San Francisco's Little Italy. On alternate days, a different route is taken, traveling from the Wharf area towards the Golden Gate Bridge. This loop glides through the Marina District, past the yacht harbors, and along Marina Green to the Palace of Fine Arts. Note: Please bring an extra lay...

    They were great. Tour lasted longer than expected. Michael was amazing. He seemed to know everything about San Francisco. He kept us entertained.

  • Bike the Golden Gate Bridge and Shuttle to Muir Woods

    7. Bike the Golden Gate Bridge and Shuttle to Muir Woods

    Pick up your bike at 8:15 AM. Before you hit the road you’ll go through some basic safety precautions, ensuring you’re familiar with the bike, helmet, and bike lock. You will then begin your journey over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, with plenty of opportunities for photos. After making your way across the bridge, enjoy a leisurely downhill ride to the charming town of Sausalito, where you will drop-off your bike and have the opportunity to enjoy lunch on the beautiful waterfront. The guided shuttle will depart Sausalito for Muir Woods National Park at 11:30 AM. Upon arrival, you will receive suggestions for plenty of trails to discover some of the oldest and tallest living things in the world. After over an hour of exploring the beautiful redwoods, the shuttle will depart Muir Woods and will drop you right back in the heart of San Francisco to complete your day.  Here are some of th...

    Love the ebike easy to travel. Then I had a peaceful time in Sausalito small town and explore Muir Woods

  • San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge & Back GPS Scooter Tour

    8. San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge & Back GPS Scooter Tour

    Ride off the beaten path through many of San Francisco’s iconic parks like the Presidio and Crissy Field on the way to the Golden Gate Bridge and back. Snap some amazing photos along the Pacific Ocean and see the Golden Gate Bridge up close from above and below. You can even park and take a stroll along the span of the bridge if you choose. On the way back, explore the boutique shopping districts of Chestnut and Union Street. Finish your tour where tour buses can’t go winding your way up Russian Hill to take an exhilarating ride down the Crooked Street (Lombard St). This tour is approximately two hours drive time at a slow pace and has several fun, informative detours and stop options along the way.

    The scooter gps tour was so much fun, I would definitely recommend doing it. They were very easy to drive and very informative.

  • San Francisco Grand City Tour + Muir Woods and Sausalito

    9. San Francisco Grand City Tour + Muir Woods and Sausalito

    Tour San Francisco from the Bay to the Ocean, with photo stops at key location. Enjoy great views and famous attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the stop at Twin Peaks will give you a breathtaking view of the city from 1000 ft. above sea level. Travel through the Golden Gate Park and enjoy seasonal flower displays, bison grazing, and pass windmills overlooking the Pacific. Enjoy neighborhoods dotted with colorful Victorian homes. Learn about San Francisco’s early settlements, from Native Americans, to Spanish missionaries and the frenzied days of the Gold rush as you drive through the once infamous Barbary Coast. Scheduled stops on your tour include: • Vista Point at Golden Gate BridgeTwin peaks - breath-taking hilltop panoramic views of the City (weather permitting) • Japanese Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park

  • San Francisco:1-Hour GPS Guided Electric PHAT Scooter Tour

    10. San Francisco:1-Hour GPS Guided Electric PHAT Scooter Tour

    Jump on a Scooter and head off the beaten path through many of San Francisco’s iconic parks, like the Presidio and Crissy Field. Snap some amazing photos along the Pacific Ocean and see the Golden Gate Bridge up close from above and below. Explore the boutique shopping districts of Chestnut and Union Street and fill the trunk with the latest fashions or stop for a bite to eat. Finish your tour where tour buses can’t by winding your way up Russian Hill to take an exhilarating ride down the famous Crooked Street. This tour is approximately two hours drive time at a slow pace and has several fun, informative detours and stop options along the way.

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What people are saying about Marina District

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 273 reviews

2 things to improve: they should give you a map when you first get on so you know which stops are closest to the sites you want to see. And both headphone jacks were on the same side, so my husband's cord was stretched across me the entire time.

The only way to see San Francisco, no worries about the traffic. Excellent narration and history of the city.

Love the ebike easy to travel. Then I had a peaceful time in Sausalito small town and explore Muir Woods

The staff were so nice , I really love it , thank you

It was easy and great . Showed all the great places